“The road to good health is paved with good intestines”
Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Hippocrates had it right in 460 BCE when he thought that ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.
So I was driving to the office when I passed a sign on a business that read “the road to good health is paved with good intestines”. This had me thinking how very true that statement is and how little we discuss it. It’s not a new concept in medicine but often a forgotten one. Hippocrates had it right in 460 BCE when he thought that ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT. Today there is significant research that can confirm what Hippocrates once thought. Research has shown that the most effective outcomes amongst all diseases can come from normalization of gut function.
Are you aware that the #GUT houses two-thirds of the immune system and has more cells than the rest of the body combined. (this is where I would typically add the big eyed emoji because that just seems so unreal) That goes to show just how important it is for you to be concerned about your #guthealth.
So many things can affect our gut leading to symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, GI problems, sex hormone irregularities, pain, insomnia, brain fog, sugar cravings, skin problems, autoimmune issues, allergies and ADHD. Seems like the list is never ending and if you are like many of our patients you suffer from one or more of these symptoms. I also feel the need to let you know that chronic inflammation of the gut destroys your hormone system so those feelings of your “hormones being off” could really be a result of an unhealthy gut.
There can be imbalances in the gut, organ dysfunction and pathogens that are affecting your ability to have a healthy gut function.
Imbalances can happen because of stress, poor diet, weakening of the adrenals and gut microbiome. Did I mention stress can weaken the gut lining? Now who can say they don’t have too much #stress????
Overuse of antibiotics and our Standard American Diet which we refer to as the SAD diet is contributing to our gut dysfunction. We aren’t meant to eat a diet full of processed foods with very little to no nutritional value. We should be eating a diet full of fresh, colorful vegetables and fruits and lean meats. You can get the pre and probiotics that you need in a healthy diet. Prebiotics are the seeds to repairing your gut and can be found in foods such as onions, leeks, artichokes, cabbage and lentils for starters. Prebiotics have been found to buffer stress and improve sleep. Sometimes it can be hard to believe that foods can be so important to our health but food is medicine for our body.
What are you waiting for?
If you are committed to transforming your life and would like to determine if your gut is causing your symptoms we would like to collaborate with you to improve your health.